Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, announced today that Ismail Amla, head of Capco's UK operations and a member of the firm's Global Executive Management Team, has been appointed the North America regional business leader.
Mr. Amla will take over from Tom McKelvey, who has served jointly as Capco's North America business leader and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. McKelvey will now devote his efforts full-time as Capco's global COO. These changes are effective July 1.
The growth of Capco's business in North America has driven the decision to separate the roles of North America business leader and global COO. In his new role, Mr. Amla will focus on continuing to grow the firm's business and brand in North America. Mr. McKelvey will continue to work closely with Capco's Global Executive Management Team on leading the firm's global operations with responsibilities covering business performance, strategy, and corporate development.
Prior to joining Capco in May 2010, Mr. Amla was Senior Executive at Accenture where he was responsible for the firm's outsourcing business in key European countries. Additionally, he led the delivery across all service lines for the firm's largest financial services client, globally. He was also a member of the UK leadership team where he led the firm's Human Capital initiatives.
"Over the last several years we've seen tremendous growth and opportunity from our North American operations," said Tom McKelvey, COO of Capco. "Ismail has long-term experience in the financial services industry and in managing large, global teams. He is an exceptional leader and will be a source of fresh and innovative perspectives to the strong North America team already in place."
Mr. Amla said, "I'm very pleased to be joining Capco's North America team and look forward to working with our employees across Canada and the United States. The financial services industry in North America is going through many fundamental shifts, as financial markets are under more scrutiny than ever before. Capco is well positioned to help our clients navigate through the challenges this dynamic market poses and deliver the solutions needed to excel in the post-crisis market."
Mr. Amla will continue to maintain his responsibilities for Capco's Human Capital worldwide, as well as Capco's offshore operations in India. Andrew Tarver, a Capco partner, will succeed Mr. Amla as UK Leader effective July 1st.